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Low Carb Cheese Straws with Bacon

These low carb cheese straws are extra delicious due to the addition of bacon! Keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe. 
Course Party, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 519kcal
Author Georgina from StepAwayFromTheCarbs.com

Ingredients

  • cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 tbs melted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium size microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and then another cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the beaten egg and almond flour, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Let the dough cool slightly, then knead until smooth. Add a little extra almond flour if the dough is too sticky, then knead again.
  • Place the dough on a large silicone mat. You need to roll it into a flat rectangle (use a rolling pin and parchment paper or just use your hands)
  • Place the bacon side-by-side on the dough. Use a palette knife (or something similar) to score lines between the bacon.
  • Pick up each strip of dough and bacon, and twist them around into the classic cheese straw shape, and place them on a baking sheet lined with (another) silicone mat.
  • Brush the low carb cheese straws with a little melted butter, then bake in for 15 minutes, turning half way through the cooking time.
  • Let cool for five minutes, (you might like to place them on a piece of paper towel if they look too greasy - it depends on your bacon!), then serve warm, garnished with fresh parsley.

Notes

4g net carbs per serving (two cheese straws)

Nutrition

Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 1.4mg